08/02/2011

More VOSA reg's, Cambridge island platform gets the go ahead, E400's arrive in Peterborough, New FEC website and more!

VOSA Registrations indicate a major shake up of bus services in Suffolk

Over the past couple of days there has been a whole heap of bus service change registrations from a variety of operators including Galloway, Anglianbus, Beestons and Nightingales. First Eastern Counties have also registered changes to all of their services in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and a few services Ipswich.

All of the changes registered are due to start in early April

Click Here to see the registrations for yourselves, just use the top 'search for accepted registrations' box, select 'Eastern Traffic Area' and search the dates 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th February

Cambridge Station island platform gets the go ahead

Cambridge City Council have given Network Rail permission to build a new island platform including a footbridge and lifts at Cambridge Railway Station, work on the £16.7 million scheme is due to start in April with completion due in December this year.

New Enviro400's arrive at Peterborough

Some of the fourteen new ADL Enviro 400's for Stagecoach in Peterborough have now arrived and are in storage at the IKEA distribution centre outstation. They will enter service soon and are expected to replace the 06 reg ALX400's that work the Citi1. The ALX400 are then expected to be cascaded onto other citi routes.

First Eastern Counties new website
FEC have given their website a refresh Click Here to see it!

First Eastern Counties fare increase update
Fares in the King's Lynn town zone have increased, with an adult single now costing £1.30 (up 10p) and an adult day ticket costing £2.20 (up 10p) these changes mean that both fares are now 30p more than the comparable Norfolk Green fares.

and finally...
I went into town for a few hours this afternoon, my bus into town (and back) was Norfolk Green Optare Spectra 2 YE52FHG, not much interesting going on today, although I did see Norfolk Green's Optare Spectra 5 YJ03UMK which now wears vinyls advertising discounted bus fares for 16-19 year olds.